Temporary Increase to Fruits and Vegetables Benefits!
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act, the WIC Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables will be temporarily increased to $35 a month for each eligible woman and child over one year of age participating in WIC. The increased amount is available to all eligible WIC participants over the age of one from June through September 2021. Benefits will be updated throughout the month of May. If you do NOT see a change in your benefits by June 1st contact your local WIC office.
WIC Can help You With Recipes For Using Your Extra Fruits & Vegetables?
- WIChealth.org Health eKitchen – is an online library of recipes and videos for cooking with WIC foods. WIChealth.org is also where you may be doing your nutrition education activity. If you don’t have an account yet, ask your WIC office for your Family ID to sign up!
- WIC Shopper App – Find recipes that incorporate WIC foods including fruits and vegetables. Access from your computer, or on your tablet or Smartphone using the WIC Shopper app.
- MyPlate Kitchen – Search from a large selection of recipes, create your own cookbook, or watch videos to learn how to prepare heathy foods for your family.
- ChopChop – Simple and tasty recipes you can make and enjoy with your family. Sign up for their newsletter or cooking club to receive new recipes every month.
- Spend Smart. Eat Smart. - Healthy recipes on a budget from Iowa State Extension.
If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your local WIC clinic.
Deaf Relay: (Hearing or Speech Impaired) 711 or 1-800-735-2942
We're Here for You!
These are trying, uncertain times. WIC (Women Infants, & Children) is here for you every step of the way.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC has been helping families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies since 1974.
If you or another member of your family has lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for these resources from WIC! Please visit the map below to find the phone number of your local clinic. #WICStrong #YouGotThis
To find the agency closest to you:
To learn more about WIC watch "Saving the Children: The Story of WIC".
WIC families include infants and children up to 5 years old and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby in the last 6 months. Fathers, stepparents, grandparents and foster parents may all apply for their children.
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WIC agencies provide services locally to the WIC families including nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutritious food packages, and referrals to other health programs.
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WIC vendors are stores that are approved by the State WIC office to accept eWIC cards that are provided by the local WIC agencies.
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